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Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to help eliminate worldwide diseases.
Students research and create public service campaigns to inform different populations in their community about avian flu, a current global health concern.
High schoolers examine "President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief", identify important U.S. policy events related to AIDS/HIV from the last 25 years and hold a policy debate on the funding for AIDS/HIV programs.
Students discuss the concept of hunger.  In this hunger lesson, students discuss the book, The Story of Stone Soup.  Student then brainstorm a possible service project ideas and create plans to carry out their service project.
Students explore the threat of global health issues. In this globalization lesson, students read the noted articles about diseases that have morphed through globalization. Students then participate in classroom simulation that requires them to discuss and brainstorm solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Students develop an advocacy plan to address a health-related need for a local, national or global health problem. Students write a detailed letter as part of their advocacy plan.
In this World Autism Awareness Day worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose correct words, unscramble words and sentences, write discussion questions and conduct a survey.
Pupils engage in a lesson that is focused upon the survival of populations located in third world countries. They conduct research using a variety of resources while focusing upon the delivery of healthcare with the help of statistics.
In this global health worksheet, students chart out 5 possible choices to choose from for a project for the youth of today. Students fill in 4 categories on the importance of each to determine which choice to choose. Students rate the criteria for each choice.
Students discuss hunger around the world and come up with a service project. In this global hunger lesson, students define vocabulary words and discuss service projects. Students derive a plan, carry it out, and reflect on the process of serving others.
Discuss how diseases have impacted human history. Divide your class into groups and assign each group one of the following: tuberculosis, malaria, plague, cholera, smallpox, and AIDS. They read up on, complete a concept map, and present to the rest of the class their assigned disease. Afterward, they create artwork and write a paragraph about it. This could be used in a life science class when studying microbiology as a way to demonstrate how it impacts society and as a way to incorporate history, writing, and art into your curriculum. 
What is the biggest threat to a mass number of humans? Not natural disasters, but rather, pandemics! With a lecture and slide show, the speaker discusses how medical technology in the form of vaccines is bringing an end to suffering and fear. There is also a video within the video that graphically displays how vaccines work with the human immune system. Inspire young biologists to enter the medical field with this talk. 
Students read about the effects of globalization on world health and particularly consider the consequences for developing countries. They participate in a role-play activity that explores issues about providing cheap medications to poorer countries.
Students identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science instructional activity, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude the instructional activity.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
In this biology worksheet, learners complete 6 short answer questions about HIV/AIDS video. They analyze and evaluate statistics and complete 12 short answer questions about it.
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti. Learners will discuss advocacy methods to confront poverty in the nation. Decision making skills and collaboration are key to the outcomes. There are also extensions ideas included. Note: They will need access to the internet.
Students explore common misconceptions about rabies. In this health science lesson, students discuss how this disease can be treated and prevented. They research and create an information pamphlet about rabies.
Learners study the HIV virus and how it has impacted the hispanic community.  In this infectious disease lesson students discover how HIV/Aids is found all over the world, what misconceptions are out there and what kinds of treatments are needed. 
The central video for this lesson is not available through the included resource link. However, the activity that simulates the passing of a virus through a population is impacting and the other resource links are invaluable. Use this lesson in a life science unit when covering viruses, or in a health class when covering communicable disease. Either way, you will find a plethora of ideas written into this resource, including cross-curricular extensions. 

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